From Tohoku to the World: Contributing to Manufacturing by Offering High-Quality Cutting Tools
Sumitomo Electric’s sixth production base (Miharu-machi, Fukushima) in Japan to go into full-scale operation
Tohoku Sumiden Precision Co., Ltd. will go into full-scale operation in November 2017. The company, located in Miharu-machi, Tamura-gun, Fukushima Prefecture, will serve as a major cutting tools production site in the northern Kanto and Tohoku regions. With the promotion of the restoration of the Tohoku region affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake, many plants are being constructed, thereby causing a growing demand for cutting tools.
Tohoku Sumiden Precision produces cemented carbide drills and steel tools, which are used for drilling and milling*1 machines for metal processing. The company also has the Tohoku region’s first plant for repolishing drills, which help shorten the lead time for drill re-polishing for local customers. On the same premises, My-TEC*2 will be established to reinforce customer support services in the Tohoku region by providing individual technical consultations and demonstrations of machining work using the latest tools and equipment. In response to a rapidly growing demand for cemented carbide drills on a global scale, highly efficient production lines–which enable the automation of manufacturing processes and a smooth connection between processes–will be introduced.
With “Working Together in Pursuit of Development to Become a Globally Active Company” as our motto, we strive to contribute to manufacturing industries around the world by pursuing finely tuned manufacturing in more depth here in the town of Miharu of the Tohoku region.
*1 Milling: a machining process of using a rapidly rotating steel tool with multiple cutters to perform surface processing
*2 My-TEC (Tohoku Tool Engineering Center): Its customer services include demonstrations of machining work using the latest tools and equipment.